NEW YORK – Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours going into “great detail” with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room. What came up in their talks, he isn’t saying for now.
The offensive tackle would say this: He still wants to play in the NFL.
Martin — in town because the league is trying to gather information about the bullying he says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito — arrived at the Manhattan office building of special investigator Ted Wells on Friday morning, and didn’t emerge until shortly after sunset. Surrounded by media, he stood in the camera lights and read a statement.
“Although I went into great detail with Mr. Ted Wells and his team, I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time,” Martin said. “This is the right way to handle the situation. Beyond that, I look forward to working through the process and resuming my career in the National Football League.”
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Incognito has been suspended by the Dolphins. The guard filed a grievance Thursday against the team over his suspension, and has said his conduct was part of the normal locker-room environment.
Moore fined for hit on Seahawks’ Tate
NEW YORK – Atlanta safety William Moore and Miami linebacker Philip Wheeler were each fined more than $20,000 by the league for illegal hits.
Moore was docked $22,050 for hitting Seahawks receiver Golden Tate in the head and neck area, a blow that drew a penalty in the Falcons’ 33-10 loss Sunday. It was the fourth fine for Moore this season.
Wheeler was fined $21,000 for his hit in the head and neck area of Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon on Monday night.
• The Cleveland Browns recovered a lost championship trophy from 1946, when they won the first of four consecutive All-American Football Conference titles before joining the NFL.
The 3-foot-tall trophy was found in a box in the garage of the grandson of one of the team’s former minority owners in Raleigh, N.C.